Epidemiology and Burden of Disease from Japanese Encephalitis in Cambodia: Results From Two Years of Sentinel Surveillance

This article, published in Tropical Medicine & International Health, describes the results of two years of surveillance for Japanese encephalitis (JE) disease in Cambodian children aged 15 years and under at six sentinel meningoencephalitis surveillance sites. Cases were lab-confirmed as JE through testing of serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples by ELISA. JE comprised 19 percent of all meningoencephalitis cases, striking year-round at children aged 12 years and younger in 95 percent of the cases. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Touch S, Hills S, Sokhal B, et al.

Published: 2009

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Citation: Touch S, Hills S, Sokhal B, et al. Epidemiology and burden of disease from Japanese encephalitis in Cambodia: results from two years od sentinel surveillance. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2009;14(11):1-9.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Japanese encephalitis

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia